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for the u.s. car company. in today's cover story, are budget talks in washington killing chrismas for retailers? plus, the winter trade. the sectors of the stock market that go up when temperatures drop. dairy dollars - how entrepreneurs can learn from the latest greek yogurt craze. what small businesses need to do now to prepare for 2013. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's tuesday, december 18th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: soaring stocks. the dow rallied 100 points higher yesterday, with the other indices following suit along with gold and oil. oil was up on hopes of a budget deal out of washington. boeing's buying back $3.6 billion shares is getting trader buzz. the company is also pushing up its dividend by 10%. microsoft founder bill gates is upping his stake in in deere & company to 7% from 5.8%. deere closed last night at $86. in the fallout from the tragedy in newtown, connecticut, which remains on our minds, some interesting stats: reports say gun rights groups
-- the cars have made less of an impact in the u-s due to the fact that diesel fuel is more expensive. there's currently a missing ingredient in the martha stewart empire -- a ceo. the ceo of martha stewart living omnimedia -- lisa gersh -- is leaving the company after just one year. the company is now looking for a replacement. other branches of the company including its publishing and broadcasting units have experienced recent declines. pfizer is cutting jobs in order to cope with losses from its popular drug lipitor. bloomberg reports the pharmaceutical company will cut fs over broll 20 percent of its workforce -- or around 600 sales jobs. pfizer's lipitor has seen an increase in competition within the generic drug market. a spokesperson for pfizer did not confirm the report --but did say the company is making changes to fit the future needs of business. facebook gave investors something to "like" in 2012.. despite it's botched ipo day. because it was a heavy hitter.. ipo values this year, topped last year. with $40 billion dollars in 2012 ipo money compared to $35.5 billion in 2011. 1
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